This year's Ambiente exhibition in Frankfurt attracted 142,000 visitors from 154 countries (up from 135,988 from 142 countries last year). There, 4454 exhibitors from 96 countries presented the latest in dining, living, and giving.

Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt, comments: “Ambiente is the international summit meeting of the consumer-goods industry.”

More than half of the visitors – 55% – attended the show from outside Germany, and the percentage of international exhibitors reached the record level of 80%.

“Also particularly impressive is the increase of almost 4% in the number of visitors, which was split equally between German and international visitors. At Ambiente, representatives of the trade from all over the world expand their networks of contacts and place orders,” adds Detlef.

The top 10 visiting nations after Germany were Italy, China, France, the US, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea and Turkey.

Over 3,000 visitors attended from the UK, this year’s Ambiente Partner Country – an increase of around 200 over last year. Next year's show, which , will take place from 9-13th February, will spotlight Dutch design.